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=====Also on Thursday=====
Wavewhore :: Wes Smith :: 3L3TRONIC 11/29 @ Sullivan Room NYC
Sullivan Room Breaks: Audio Tactics Recordings and the Sullivan Room are proud to present international recording artist WAVEWHORE (Broke, Electrofly, BreaksFM, BombTraxx, Nexus Artists – NYC) along with special guests WES SMITH (Juice Recordings – NYC) and 3L3TRONIC (Excursion – Disorient NYC) on Thursday, November 29, 2007. Sonic support will be provided by HI-FI (Brooklyn Bass – NYC) and MORGAN STONER (Funky Communications, Wonderbreaks NYC). This special event will be the next edition in a series of premier breakbeat shows at the newly renovated Sullivan Room!
218 Sullivan St. (bet. W. 3rd & Bleecker) NYC
Subway: A,C,E,F,V,S to W. 4th St.
$7 with RSVP to [email protected] / $10
=====Also on Thursday=====
Lam Rim Chenmo: The Great Treatise On The Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment with Geshe Kunkhen
Thursday, November 29, 7-9p and Thursdays, December 6 & 20, 7-9p Geshe Kunkhen will lead a close reading of Tsong-kha-pa's seminal text which has continued to be essential for any student of Buddhism who wants to put the teachings into practice since it condenses all the exoteric sutra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand. The classes will include time for Q & A, instructions for the meditations, and reference to the original sutras info rming this comprehensive work. Bibliograhies and materials will be provided. Geshe Kunkhen will be using The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment Volumes 1,2 & 3 Translated by Joshua W.C. Cutler for this series and is recommended reading for all attendees. All volumes are available at the Tibet House Book store . Geshe Kunkhen was born in the Tibetan community in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in Northern India . At age 11, he became a novice monk under Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, the Senior Tutor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the 97th Ganden Tripa, a position accorded to the head of the Gelukpa sect. At age 13, Geshe la entered the Geshe program at Drepung Loseling Monastery in southern India . There he studied the core curriculum for a total of eighteen years. His studies consisted of the traditional curriculum of Logic and Reasoning, Mind and Awareness, Philosophical Tenets, Perfection of Wisdom studies, Middle Way philosophy (Madhyamaka), Morality (Vinaya), and Phenomenology (Abhidharma). During this time, Geshe Kunkhen received full monastic ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama at age 25. Following his core studies, Geshe Kunkhen took Geshe exams within the Gelukpa community over a period of six years before receiving the Geshe Lharampa degree in 1999. He then traveled to Gyu-med Tantric College for one year of Tantric studies.
(7p-9p, donation $10)
=====Friday, November 30th=====
Deepak Kumar Pareek in Concert
Deepak's soulful voice and princely bearing create a wonderful atmosphere of meditative yet joyful stirrings in the hearts and souls of his listeners. In celebration of his new CD, "The Universal Sounds of Kabir", Deepak will sing Kabir's poems set to music composed by his late teacher Ustad Moinuddin Khan and his own original compositions. The bhajans (devotional pieces) will be followed by kirtan chanting, which is sure to rouse the audience! The fifteenth century poet/saint Kabir is recognized as being one of the world's greatest poets and had an enormous influence on Indian philosophers and Hindi poetry. Deepak will be playing the harmonium and guitar and will be accompanied by Naren Budhakar on tabla. Born in Pune, India, Naren is one of the most sought-after and accomplished tabla players and has accompanied major artists both here and abroad. This will be a performance to remember. Deepak Kumar Pareek is represented by Harrice Miller Entertainment Inc.
=====Also on Friday=====
Aimaltek Live @ Caffee Deville NYC
A party to celebrate release of two 12" EP's by Animaltek ; WIR 10 "Karmik Loops/Da Bridge" ; Treibstoff 73 "Innocent Robot/Night of Tvarok" ; Animaltek Live + Able&Baker
=====Also on Friday=====
Pacha New York CD Release Party Upstairs in Pachita
Friday, November 30, 2007 – Saturday, December 1, 2007. The Pacha nightclub brand has become synonymous with the best in dance music, so it was only a natural step to team up with America's favorite dance music label, Ultra Records. This partnership will bear its first release on November 20th, with legendary NYC nightlife persona and the world's biggest selling DJ: Louie DeVito at the helm as the mixer of the project. Pacha New York is a double disc effort that encompasses some of the largest names in the electronic music genre, with surefire dancefloor gems that have been tested and clubber approved. The star-studded line-up includes The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Axwell, Armand Van Helden, Benny Benassi, Tim Deluxe, and Sander Van Doorn. Inspired by Pacha NYC's legendary club nights, this mix was created to bring the nightclub home to the listener's living room. Louie DeVito's record for selling albums is one for the record books. Literally. He placed in the Guinness Record Books for his all-time best-selling DJ mix compilation. This compilation was his first installation in his fantastically successful New York City Underground Party series (Volumes 1-7) with over 440,000 albums sold to date. This is Louie's 2nd Pacha CD and his first for the NYC outpost of the famed club brand. He has toured around Pacha's global venues this past year, and will bring his choice selection of dance hits to the New York venue on November 30th to celebrate the Pacha New York release. Best-selling New York DJ Louie Devito comes back into the spotlight to mix the first installment of Pacha's new CD series on Ultra Records. Celebrate with Louie Devito in Pachita + hip hop & mashups in the Funky Room with DJ DL.
Free admission before 12 midnight
Upstairs in Pachita
Pacha New York
618 West 46th St
For VIP Table Service: 212.209.7500
=====Saturday, December 1st=====
Damanhur – From Atlantis to a New Future for Our World
Esperide Ananas, Author of Damanhur, Temples of Humankind and Formica Coriandolo explore a visionary istory of Atlantis, The Lost Civilization commented on by Plato and essential to Damanhurian spirituality. Through meditative techniques the oracles of Damanhur have delved into Atlantean myth and asked what can be learned from it's fabled past. What are the examples to follow? Which are the mistakes not to repeat? A stunning visual presentation of paintings about Atlantis is presented bringing insight, depth and meaning to our post-modern world, and a better understanding of a 'great plan' unfolding through time to bring humanity to highter levels of consciousness and harmonious living, if only we so choose.
27 W 27th St.
=====Sunday, December 2nd=====
Reading: Ethan Nichtern "One City"
In "Once City: A Declaration of Interdependence," Ethan Nichtern melds Buddhist
wisdom and the understanding of social interconnectedness expounded by Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., and delivers a book with pop-culture savvy, humor, and
literary liveliness. Please visit http://theidproject.org and http://realitysand1.wpengine.com
for more information.
172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington in the Lower East Side
=====Also on Saturday=====
Sub Swara 024:: 12.1 Year End Blowout with Stereotyp+Maryanne Hobbs+ Dhruva vs. Sharmaji
Saturday, December 1, 2007 – Sunday, December 2, 2007. We're closing the year out LARGE with SS 024! 2 of our favorite artists and ambassadors of bass weight are crossing the Atlantic and touching down at LOVE on a special SATURDAY EDITION to celebrate an amazing year of sound and community. Behind Door #1 STEREOTYP!!!! We rinse his tracks all the time and it's about time that we get the bredren behind the decks. One of the tru pioneers of digi dancehall and next level dread bass is comin' thru and his track record is too epic to fit on this page needless to say, his work on Kruder & Dorfmeister's G-Stone records, Klein Records, collabs with Al-Haca, Warrior Queen, Dub Club have been groundbreaking straight up and down. Get Ready ( www.myspace.com/stefanmoerth ) Behind Door #2 MARYANNE HOBBS!!! The Radio 1 firebrand at the helm of the pioneering experimental electronic show (Tuesday nite >> Wednesday morning 2.00-4.00am) reppin' next generation dubstep, grime, drum&bass, hip-hop, techno, and radical electronic flavaz in every form (formerly known as the Breezeblock) is making her way from London to get up in the Dance. A luminary pushing the freshest underground sounds to the forefront, Mary Anne released a definitive underground compilation album in October 2006. 'Mary Anne Hobbs. Warrior Dubz features exclusive dubs from some of the most cutting edge artists operating on the UK underground scenes (Benga, DMZ, Burial, Loefah, The Bug, Amit, Kode 9 and more). She also featured Sub Swara's own Dhruva and Sharmaji in an epic soundclash vs. Skull Disco (Shackleton and Appleblim) on her show in 07. ( www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/maryannehobbs/) Speaking of which, Sharmaji and Dhruva will be teaming up again for a tag team dub session in honor of MaryAnne's presence. A heap of original dubs ready to drop… Plus, the Sub Swara live set will be in full force, comin' correct with a preview of the Sub Swara album (droppin' early 2008) and the sonics that span the spectrum of bass bin culture. Like we said, LARGE!! See you up in the dance. Special Guests: Stereotyp (Crunchtime, Klein, G-Stone) Maryanne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1) Dhruva vs. Sharmaji (Sub Swara/Lo-Motion) Sub Swara Live w/ residents: Dhruva, Sunder, Haj, Visuals Pictureman & Skip Intro (Insomnia Projects)
(10p, $15 door )
179 Macdougal @ West. 8th
=====Also on Saturday=====
Come And Celebrate With Friends at New York Insight's Third Annual Holiday Fair
Begin The Day With Kirtan Chanting with Devi Rose (11AM-11:30 ) A variety of beautiful crafts for viewing and sale including: handmade silks; jewelry from India; Sri Lankan Children's paintings; Sri Lankan bracelets; handmade jewelry; imports from Thailand; hand-painted shirts; original artwork; original children's books; hand knitted bags. Entertainment from 2p – 3p. Special Performances By: Jaik Miller Singer /Songwriter of The Jaik Miller Band, David Greene: Flute and original Poetry, Bayard Russel : Singer / Songwriter, Lani Miller : Singer / Songwriter. Sign up for free Bodywork Sessions throughout the day. Cookies and Homemade Indian Refreshments. The Fair Ends With a Special performance from The Open Music Ensemble : Acoustic , Freestyle, Experimental Music using a variety of instruments. Philip Foster and others
=====Also on Sunday=====
Please join us for the next monthly (Sunday) meeting of the Church of Craft
Howzabout you craft yourself some down time! Between holiday parties, making & buying (handmade!) gifts, families, friends, meals, on top of all your regular stuff, aren't you ready for a break? Bring all your jingle bells and gelt or whatever is inspiring you at the moment and come craft with us! This is at the Etsy Labs you have been hearing all about: This place is amazing! Sewing machines, a kitchen, a green screen, a skate ramp, jewelry bench, a screen print set up, and they are adding more stuff every day. They are all about encouraging people to make stuff, just like us, so we get to have this special event craft-on every month, where access to all of their goodies is totally free. If you like it there you can go back and craft any time for just $5/hour. There is a big lounge area to hang out with your yarn & collage, or make use of their awesome stuff. They do have some donated supplies, but it would be a good idea to bring thread & stuff if you want to use the sewers. Our meeting will be the usual casual drop in affair, come any time, bring anyone, bring anything you are working on or come & just check out what everyone else is up to. Snacks are welcome. Our next Rapture meeting will be Monday 12/17 7-9pm. Our next Ditmas meeting will be Monday 12/10 7-9pm. I'll remind you about those later. You can mark your calendars: every first Sunday at Etsy, every second Monday in Ditmas, & every third Monday at Rapture. Email Calllie Janoff if you have any questions.
325 Gold Street, 6th Floor
=====Also on Sunday=====
Church At GrandSpace first Sundays This Season w/ Mikio and Haj
Dec. 2nd / Jan 6th / Feb 3rd; Those of you who have known me for a minute know that i have been actively dreaming this event to life since all the way back when. woven through and from the original magyk of 'Late Night Temple' at DNE, the Frolic explorations at dawn in the fae filled fields of Tilson, 'Rhythm Oasis', and all the madness and tribal euphoria of the early 'Body Temple' days…. Church is both a continuance and an arrival, the realization of a well cherished dream and its continued unfolding. I am well pleased that Mikio will be by my side co-hosting Church and taking a turn on the sonic pulpit. both Mikio and i caught direct inspiration from 'Body And Soul' at Vinyl and Danny K's offshoot '718 Sessions'. we were blessed with an intimate first hand view, as we were both enlisted in the Metrosound army that built and maintained that epic system at Vinyl. to be clear, we take the musical journey in quite a different way than those guys, but the spirit of tolerance within an open community, the dedication to excellence in production, and a beautiful community gathered around the love of music and dance is what we took from those days. We welcome you into the sunday afternoon warmth of GrandSpace, filled with flowers and divans and beautiful music you have never heard. lounging nooks, a spring-loaded dance floor and a uniquely exquisite sonic journey. explore dance, movement and community as we break it down for you in a soul dub style, and then build it up to a cascading crescendo, as we slide into evening for the final bounce of the weekend ride. (my vision is to to see this evolve into an open weekly gathering for new york's dance community. procedural aside: if this concept is tickling the exciter antenna of any organizational uber-rockstars in the congregation, pm me and we can discuss possible paths down the rabbit hole.) Bless. Church at GrandSpace. "been a long time coming…." vital sustenance available.
=====Also on Sunday=====
The Art of Frame Drumming Workshop ~
In this workshop, we will explore: *Playing strokes in tar, lap and free hand styles. *Extended playing techniques.*Improvisation techniques for even and odd meters. *South Indian Solkattu (vocal percussion) exercises to help strengthen your rhythm. *How to notate and read "percussion" music. *Fun compositions to play alone or duet. This workshop is open to both beginner and advanced players. Please bring a drum and pencil/paper, refreshments provided. Discounts available through Marla on purchasing Cooperman drums and Marla's new Instructional DVD. About Marla Leigh: Marla Leigh is a Los Angeles based percussionist, composer and flautist who specializes in music from the Middle East, with frame drum being her main passion. She has released an instructional frame drum/darabuka DVD with percussionist Ken Shorley. Marla is currently working on her debut album which will feature collaborations from artists in the Middle East and North Africa. She has been blessed to study with master percussionist such as Glen Velez, John Bergamo, Trichy Sankaran, Pandit Swapan Chaurdhi and received a BFA, MFA in Percussion from Calarts.
(2-5pm , $50)
private residence in Irvington, NY, 37 minutes by Hudson Line from
Grand Central Terminal. Transportation available to and from the station
=====Also on Sunday=====
Dalia Carella Workshop
The Intoxicating Veil – Theatrical visions and essences of Le Danse. Orientale. Veils should be 3.5 to 4yds. Due to veils, space is limited. Register early.
PMT Studios, 69 W. 14th Str. (off of 6th Ave.) -.
$55 pre-reg., $65 at door, pre-reg. deadline 11/28.
Pre-reg rate until 11/28
=====Thursday, December 6th=====
Women's Rites Celebrates St Lucia Day & midwinter Light
Calling all women to gather to reclaim the innate wisdom and power of the emerging feminine. Explore, heal, and restore as sacred, women's bodies, lives and cycles, using ritual, sharing, journaling and more. Come together in a supportive circle to honour and weave women's rites of passage from maiden, to mother, to crone. Each month we will have resources and "home rites" for you to deepen and personalize your experience.Facilitated by founder of Be Wild Woman, Kiana Love. "In the bleak midwinter a light shines through the darkness; when all is cold and gloom, the sky bursts into splendor, and in the dark cave is born the Light of the World." This month we will be calling in light born from the darkness of winter to heal and shine forth our gifts as women.. . Just as a baby that grows in the dark fertile womb for nine months, our gifts, our light, are often born of our darkness, such as our unconscious or our angst and suffering. We will call in and celebrate St Lucia Day and goddesses of light, This holiday celebrating St. Lucia, can be traced back through Italian, Nordic ,Germanic revered woman and Dieties and all the way back to the Roman Goddess Juno, midwife to the newborn sun. In Sweden this holiday can be traced back to the Nordic winter solstice.
1st thursday of every month
778 Bergen St., Brklyn
Kiana 917 453-3663/[email protected]
=====Wednesday, December 19th=====
In keeping with the spirit of the season, our next DVD film screening will be: A Christmas Carol. This Holiday Classic is perhaps the granddaddy of the Spiritual Cinema genre and provides one of the most beautiful stories of transformation in the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. With an outstanding performance by Alastair Sim, this adaptation the Charles Dickens' story is sure to warm your heart and put a smile on your face that'll last throughout the holiday season. This is an absolute Must-see! Come share the joy. Special Bonus: Prior to our feature, we will screen a short film by filmmaker and Spiritual Cinema Meetup Group member Abraham Heisler – You don't want to miss this. You may arrive between 6:45pm and 7pm and we will begin the film at 7:05pm. Please plan on staying for a lively discussion after the feature film (which is 86 minutes in length). We will conclude at 9:30pm.
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue 16th Floor (16W)
The location in Manhattan is 520 8th Avenue, 16W. (Between 36th/37th Streets) Just enter the lobby through the revolving glass doors, tell the guard you're going to the 16th Floor, (smile pretty for the picture) and take the elevators on your right. Turn left when exiting the elevator and look for the door marked "16W".